Information Evening with the Foundation



Foundation Gives and Receives

The Brokenhead River Community Foundation’s 2018 Endow Day/Win a Wine Cellar Event held on No 17th at the Legion was once again a huge success. Many thanks to all those who gifted bottles of wine for the event as 109 bottles were raffled off and the lucky winners were 1st – Meghan Lowery and Justin Chartrand, 2nd – Edith Papasterianus and Karen Lowry and 3rd – Kim MacAulay.

The Win a Wine Cellar event is held on Endow Day in Manitoba. All funds received that day by the Foundation are further boosted by 20 cents on the dollar by both the Winnipeg Foundation and the Province of Manitoba up to $10,000 which means a potential of an extra $4,000 for your foundation.

The Foundation is very grateful for all the donations received from the community. Reeve Brad Saluk from the RM of Brokenhead presented a cheque for $2,500 which came from the proceeds of hosting a fun hole at the Eastern Manitoba Municipal Golf Tournament this past summer.  CPTC once again gave back to the community as President Reid Baker presented a cheque for $1,000.  The Shades of the Past Committee also made a donation from the proceeds of their very successful annual car show.  Personal donations were also received that day at the event and many others were made online.

With the proceeds from the wine raffle and all the donations for Endow Day, the Foundation raised a total of $11,405 which means that it will receive the $4,000 boost for a one day fundraising total of $15,405!  All of these funds will be placed into the Foundation’s Community Undesignated fund  where it will remain FOREVER. The interest earned from these funds will allow the funds raised to not only grow but also allow for a portion to be granted back into the community. To put this into context – without the growth factored in – on an annual basis approximately $600 will go back into the community every year from the proceeds of this event. That’s over $6,000 in 10 years, $15,000 in 25 years, $30,000 in 50 years from this event!!

The evening allowed for the announcement of the 2019 Community Grant recipients and a recap of the 2018 ones. Several presenters from various community groups were present and provided information on their group and how they used the money they were granted.  Here is a list of the community groups who received the grants this year:

ACL woodworking tools
Happy Time Nursery photocopier purchase
Rotary Club of Selkirk Project Echo, diagnostic program
BBMHA goalie equipment
Brokenhead River Community Hall Change to LED lights
Royal Canadian Legion #132 Pizza warmer
Tyndall Soccer purchase equipment
Network 4 Change Corporation Trail Mural for old  Arena
Haystack Productions Storage building
Brokenhead River Recreation Committee floor curling rocks
Beausejour Kids Centre Inc. outdoor equipment
249 Royal Canadian Air Cadets Marksmanship & band
Tyndall Village Community Centre Kids Club
Happy Time Nursery New motor skills equipment
Brokenhead River Rec Commission Snowshoe & Bosu Ball equipment
Beausejour Beautification Committee Butterfly Sculpture for Train Whistle Park
Beausejour Brokenhead Minor Hockey Assoc. Equipment room locks & pylons
Beausejour Slow-pitch Play structure
Tyndall Curling Club Ice Maintenance Equipment/Curling rocks
Friends of Beausejour Daylily Gardens upgrades to the Gardens
Beausejour Curling Club delivery sticks
Elites Gymnastics Equipment replacement-competitive bars
Beausejour Kids’ Centre indoor enhancements

The evening also included entertainment by Thomas Gut and Company who donated their services for the evening.   Their participation was greatly appreciated by the Foundation and was thoroughly enjoyed by those in attendance.  For further information on the Foundation check out or like us on Facebook.

Win A Wine Cellar 2018

November 17th at the Legion from 7 PM to 10 PM, your Community Foundation will be hosting its 3rd Win An Instant Wine Cellar.  We are asking you to donate a bottle of wine to the Foundation, then join us on the 17th where we will be raffling all those bottles.  You can drop off at my office in advance, call for pick up or better yet bring with you on the 17th so you can buy some tickets for 3 chances to Win a Wine Cellar.  Last year we had 128 bottles donated and three lucky winners won a wine cellar!!

The significance of this day is also that it is Endow Manitoba Day in Manitoba. All funds raised by foundations on that day are boosted by an additional forty cents on the dollar this year up to $10,000 raised. So if our community can raise that we will get an additional $4,000!

You can help!  Donate a bottle of wine, join us on the 17th for the raffle, and make a charitable donation to the foundation.   Alternatively you can also go online to  that day and make a donation to the local foundation by selecting the Brokenhead River Community Foundation from the list of foundations. Ever dollar donated = $1.40 to the community!

Hosted at the Legion from 7–10 PM there will also be some brief presentations from some of the 2018 and 2019 community grant recipients. Great opportunity to hear and learn how our community benefits from the Foundation.

Also as part of the evening is some entertainment provided by Thomas Gut and Company. These local musicians are sure to provide some music for all to enjoy.

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Smile Cookie Week at Tim Hortons

Sept 17  to 23 is Smile Cookie week at our own Tim Hortons.  Proceeds from the sale of these cookies will be donated to our Foundation.  Last year over $1400 was raised and we are looking to make it bigger and better than ever.
The Brokenhead River Community Foundation partnered with two local Grade 5 classes early this year to create some posters for the Smile Cooke Campaign at the local Tim Hortons.  Students colored up posters and they will now be posted around town.


Batches of cookies can be pre-ordered for your business or meetings.  The order form can be downloaded here.     Smile Cookie Preorder BRCF

Wine Tasting 2018

The 2017 Wine Tasting was such a huge success we have moved to a larger facility for 2018.  Join us in the Brokenhead Room at the hall for this year’s event on Friday Sept 28.  Tickets available at MLLC in Beausejour.

wine poster 2018

Granting Procedure Has Changed

Our Foundation has moved to a fall granting timeline for the 2019 granting year.  Applications for grants for the 2019 year will be due by September 30th, 2018.  The Grants Review Committee will study the applications and make recommendations to the board.  The final decision will be made by the board at the October meeting.  Grant recipients will then have until August of 2019 to complete their projects and submit their final reports to the Foundation before the grant money will be issued.

Will Night Well Received

The Brokenhead River Community Foundation sponsored a Will Night on April 25 at the will nightBeau Head Seniors Centre as part of Will Week in Manitoba. Over 70 people attended the event to hear long time local lawyer Mike Wasylin provide a general overview of the importance of having a Will, Power of Attorney and Health Directive and that they are current, properly executed documents. Contact Mike’s office or your lawyer to discuss these important items. Watch for future Foundation activities in your community.